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  3. Big Island, Hawaii
  4. Waipio Valley

Waipio Valley Explorer from Kona

Product ID: 206457
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Explore the ancient breadbasket of Hawaii Island on this unique exploration of the lush Hamakua Coast and Waipio Valley. Visit Rainbow Falls and witness breathtaking views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore Waipio Valley by 4x4
  • Visit the famous Rainbow Falls
  • Enjoy a deli-style picnic amongst gorgeous scenery
  • Take a trip to Akaka Falls
  • Relax with a scenic drive along the famous Hamakua Coastline
Full description
Explore the ancient breadbasket of Hawaii Island on this unique exploration of the lush Hamakua Coast. Start with a drive between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes to the Rainbow Falls in Hilo. This iconic waterfall features an 80 foot tall twin waterfall system. Your friendly guide will be sure to point out the rainbow effect that gives the waterfall its name!

Continue on your tour with a drive through the Onomea Scenic Route, a 4-mile section of the original old highway punctuated with historic wooden bridges, waterfalls, and lush tropical foliage. Whilst you are here, enjoy a deli-style picnic lunch whilst admiring the views. Leaving Onomea behind, drive to Akaka Falls for a short walk through the fern forest studded with orchids to see this majestic beauty. Enjoy expansive views of the falls tumbling 440 feet.

Finally, hop into a four-wheel-drive van for a scenic drive down into Waipio Valley. Known as the Valley of the Kings, Waipio Valley is a place of impossibly steep cliffs carved by waterfalls cascading more than a thousand feet to the valley floor. Once inhabited by thousands and now still home to taro farms and wild horses, Waipio Valley is a lush, mystical place rarely visited. Explore the valley before making the steep drive back out and returning to Kona.

  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and beverages

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Meeting point

Pick-up at your Hotel in Kona.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• Must wear closed toe shoes
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KapohoKine Adventures

Product ID: 206457